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founder: Sprinterman
date created: 12/9/2009
no. of members: 7
description/mission statement:
To locate the stone markers scattered along roadways which designate the road as a named road. The purpose of these early road marking stones was to promote travel when the automobile was just coming into wide use. In the US the roads to far away destinations were not numbered and travelers needed to have guidance to help them verify that they were going in the right direction. Maps were not very complete yet and when a traveler saw a marker telling him he was on the right road he could proceed with confidence to his destination. In the US by the mid-1920's, over 250 named trails had been designated by private organizations (with such names as the Atlantic Highway, the Dixie Highway, the National Old Trails Road, the Pacific Highway, and the Yellowstone Trail). Because this method of designation created confusion for motorists trying to find the best way across the country, State and Federal highway officials created the U.S. numbered system in 1925 to replace the trail names for the Nation's main interstate highways. Under the plan, the transcontinental and major named trails were to be split among several numbers to eliminate the names and the organizations backing them. The goal of this category is to find and record the location of these slowly vanishing markers for the sake of historical reference since many of them seem not to have systematic list to verify their existence.

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Category Status: The Stone Highway Markers category has been created (with variables).

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Sprinterman - Leader
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last login: 5/22/2008
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bluesnote - Officer 2
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call number: 6
last login: 1/20/2019
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Math Teacher - Officer 2
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call number: 7
last login: 1/14/2019
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